Best Movies of 2011

Is the front runner for an Oscar “The Artist” on my Best of 2011 list? Nope.

My choices may surprise you. [Read more…]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The undervalued “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is one of the best movies of the year. [Read more…]

My Nominations for Best Picture

Today is the big day! The Washington Area Film Critics Association, of which I am a member, has its first round of voting for 2011 awards. It’s a hard job narrowing down the year’s contenders for Best Picture, but many of the much-ballyhooed films recently released left me unimpressed, at least as far as Best [Read More…]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

It all adds up to an excellent movie, one that deserves the moniker “epic.” [Read more…]